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Crime Aunt of teen suspect in Tessa Majors murder speaks out: ‘I am sorry for her family, but I know my nephew did not do this’

23:05  13 december  2019
23:05  13 december  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

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The aunt of a 13-year-old charged with the murder of a Barnard College freshman said the boy didn’t do it.

The woman, who did not want to be identified, insisted that cops have the wrong suspect in custody.

“He didn’t do this,” she said Friday through sobs. “My nephew did not do that.”

Hours earlier, cops arrested the teen, and charged him with murder in the death of Tessa Majors, 18, a freshman who was fatally stabbed as she jogged Wednesday afternoon in Morningside Park, near the Columbia University campus that Barnard shares with the school.

Sources said the teen was charged after he was brought in for questioning, and admitted his involvement in the mugging that turned into murder.

Two other teens involved in the robbery are still being sought, sources said.

“We don’t know what’s going on,” the aunt said. “I’m sorry for that young woman, I am sorry for her family. But I know my nephew did not do this.”

Tessa Majors Murder: CT Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill Teen Suspect In Online Post .
Police say 31-year-old Trevor Spring admitted to making the online threat about killing the 13-year-old suspect and to making racially motivated comments as well. Investigators added that they don’t believe Spring had access to weapons and say the North Stonington man claimed he had no intention of traveling to New York City to carry out the threat. He’s still being charged with threatening in the second degree. The investigation into Majors’ murder continues and the NYPD is still looking for a third teen being accused by that 13-year-old of repeatedly stabbing the Barnard College student to death.

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